Rick Perry endorses Pete Hegseth

Texas governor and former Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry has thrown his support behind Minnesota Army National Guard Capt. Pete Hegseth in the Minnesota GOP Senate endorsement battle. The move comes ahead of the GOP State Convention, which starts Friday morning in St. Cloud, at which the party will endorse a candidate to run against DFL Sen. Amy Klobuchar this fall. Competing for the endorsement are Hegseth, former state Rep. Dan Severson, and current state Rep. Kurt Bills.

Perry appears in a video endorsing Hegseth as “exactly the kind of patriot that we need.”

Kurt Bills has the endorsement of Texas U.S. Rep. Ron Paul who remains a GOP presidential candidate. Perry dropped out of the nomination battle in January.

  • Jill

    Considering the age and lack of experience of Hegseth, this is a hollow endorsement only of importance to the military industrial complex that has him there in the first place.